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Don't turn back
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Don't turn back

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A long journey, undertaken on foot, is accomplished one step at a time; a book is written one word at a time; and a life of holiness is lived one day at a time.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Matthew 6:34
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, Philippians 3:13

For that reason it takes patience to accomplish all three.
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; 1 Thessalonians 1:3

To live a holy life requires much patience and few they are who have the patience to become a saint.
I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: Revelation 2:2
Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. Revelation 14:12

Brethren, we are on a road that leads to Heaven and the journey may be a long one filled with many difficulties and sufferings.
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. James 1:3
So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: 2 Thessalonians 1:4

Don't turn back.
For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 2 Peter 2:20

Don't take detours.
Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:7

Do not look for shortcuts because they all lead to blind alleys.
Matthew 13:20  But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
21  Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
Matthew 15:13  But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
14  Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Do not allow others to side track you unto roads that lead nowhere, but instead keep on the road that leads to Heaven.
śMy son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. Proverbs 1:10

Neither turning to the left nor to the right but keep on going on the road that leads straight to Heaven.
Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. Deuteronomy 5:32

And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Revelation 19:6